In the past, I wrote about violence in an attempt to understand the rational behind violent acts. I still don’t. Reading about a man driving 650 miles for 8 hours in order to shoot Hispanic people shopping for school supplies for their children, because the leadership he looks up to, says there is a “Hispanic Invasion”. I can’t even begin to fathom. What I can see coming in the next couple of days is another attempt at “conservatism is under attack” BS, if nobody buys the excuses that may ensue, rather than the accountability one would expect from leadership.
Saying “hate has not place in our country” is something I can get behind, but it needs to be followed up with action. Clear cut, 2 years of tough action. Not returning to the same rhetoric that’s setting these people off within a week while denying you have nothing to do with the attacks. The attacks have been following rhetoric and media messages from a certain twitter account of a certain leader. It’s time to be a leader and alter the media messages and I for one have my fingers crossed.
One can only hope that the Police department makes none of the statements the murderer makes, available to the public, in order to begin to stifle any motivation racists will get from those statements. One can also hope that officials elected as checks and balances weigh the response given by a leader I’m still waiting to call President, that has not yet taken responsibility for his words, and do their jobs or get voted out in the next wave of voting. It is time to slow the madness of murder and chaos.
The proof is in the actions of those looking for words to follow. In 2016 the words of this same leadership was against Black & Muslim communities and, sure enough, Black & Muslim communities were the targets of these racist individuals and their bile. Now, the media messages being pushed by leadership is about a Hispanic Invasion of America and, sure enough, Hispanic people are now the target of these so-called White Nationalists (Racists). These actions are not the actions of conservative people. They are the actions of racists.
Conservatives value laws and regulations that conserve life, values, and a way of living that carries benefits for generations to come. Conservatives do not run around screaming “White power, Black power, Jewish power, Muslim power” or any of that – they respect the people they sometimes don’t want to tolerate, and their right to the same freedoms they themselves enjoy; just like liberals (ie everybody else). They live peaceably, even if intolerably of certain levity, just like everybody else (ie liberals).
Conservatives are also known to be intolerant of behaviors or actions that threaten their way of living (just like…). But, these same conservatives value life and liberty. There is a stark difference between racism and conservatism that need conservatives to clarify those differences. They also need to set the tone against ANY language that incites the type of violence that has been taking place in American society and spreading, as it usually does, because American behavior has for a long time set the tone for behaviors of cultures across many waters. There is very little argument against that fact. But elected conservatives can no longer continue to clean up BS because they’re afraid to go against “the party”. The conservative party, which may need to change its name soon, include Cuban-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Black Americans, Jewish Americans, White Americans & others… Just like the Liberal party. Neither the conservative, which bills itself on rule of law, nor the liberal party should tolerate racism in any form in order to ply votes. It is not conservative. It is as disgusting as the concerted “conservative” silence has been with each of these evil acts.
America was born of many people and built by many hands of all languages and colors, of which there were liberal, mid, and conservatives, of all colors and languages. Far too many people have suffered for the right to life and liberty. And as the descendants of the people who suffered for this nation, I believe it is the responsibility of the American voters to now set the tone for the future of their country and vote against any elected official that only condemns the evil actions of racists, with words and prayers, without taking definitive action, specifically if their media messages are what is validating the actions of the racists committing evil acts.